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Apple headquarters in Cupertino.

Apple Reveals Most Workers Are White, Asian Males, CEO ‘Not Satisfied’ With Diversity

Apple primarily relies on white and Asian men for its top-paying technology jobs, feeding the perception that Silicon Valley’s economic boom is largely excluding women, blacks and Hispanics.

08/12/2014

A sign is posted outside of the Twitter headquarters on October 25, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Twitter Reveals Lack Of Diversity Among Workforce, Says It Has Plenty Of Work To Do

Saying it has “a lot of work to do” when it comes to diversity, Twitter released information about the diversity of its workforce on Wednesday. The numbers reveal most employees of the social networking giant are male, and predominantly white or Asian.

07/23/2014

A sign is posted outside of the Twitter headquarters on October 25, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Twitter Urged To Share Numbers On Workforce Demographics In Campaign Launched On Twitter Itself

Calls for Twitter to publicly release its workforce demographic numbers are being waged in an online campaign waged on Twitter itself.

07/17/2014

Leticia Márquez-Magaña, Jefferson Award Winner. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Mentors Next Generation Of Scientists

Latinos, African Americans, and Native Americans make up less than 10-percent of the college graduates working in the fields of science and technology. This week’s Jefferson Award winner is working to change those numbers, and in the process is inspiring a new generation of scientists.

05/29/2013

An aerial view shows the Silicon Valley location of Intel in Santa Clara. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Jobs, Income, IPOs Up In Silicon Valley; Not For Blacks, Hispanics

A new report says Silicon Valley bounced out of the recession last year, adding jobs, income and initial public offerings.

02/05/2013

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Report Tracks Higher Dropout Risk For Black Students In Oakland Schools

By middle school, more than half of the black students enrolled in the Oakland Unified School District show signs of dropping out of school, according to studies released Tuesday. The signs include chronic absenteeism and suspension.

05/23/2012

George Lucas' High-Flying Adventure 'Red Tails' Grounded In History

George Lucas’ High-Flying Adventure ‘Red Tails’ Grounded In History

The history of the Tuskegee Airmen is significant and “Red Tails,” Bay Area film maker George Lucas’ labor of love, some 23 years in the making…

01/20/2012

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Lost Boys: Secondhand Violence Permanently Changes Its Victims

The impact of youth violence reaches beyond just “victim” and “victimizer”. There are those on the perimeter who are watching their best friends get cut down or die.

12/01/2011

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